Interpersonal Trust in Brunei Public and Private Sector Employees

  • Lawrence MundiaEmail author
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Mutually beneficial relationship between individuals, individuals and an organization, several organizations, and countries.


Trust is a complex and multidimensional concept that is either interpersonal, institutional, or organizational in nature (Krot and Lewicka 2012). Krot and Lewicka (2012) expanded on this and pointed out that there were different dimensions of trust (e.g., competence, benevolence, and integrity) and several types of trust (e.g., horizontal or lateral trust between co-workers and vertical trust between employees and managers). Based on Krot and Lewicka (2012), trust was thus an important component of professional relationships between co-workers as well as between managers and employees. In their study, Krot and Lewicka (2012) found that integrity was the most important dimension of trust in relationships between co-workers, while benevolence was the most important...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Psychological Studies and Human Development Academic GroupSultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education, Universiti of Brunei DarussalamBandar Seri BegawanBrunei Darussalam